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ISOT Founder Oscar García-García published a paper on Preseason Neuromuscular Profile of Knee Extension and Flexor Muscles in Elite Amateur Road Cyclist’s Assessment

An article on Preseason Neuromuscular Profile of Knee Extension and Flexor Muscles in Elite Amateur Road Cyclist’s Assessment through Tensiomyography by ISOT founder Oscar García-García, has recently been published in JSciMed Central.

The aim of this study was to determine the baseline neuromuscular tensiomyography parameters of knee extensor and flexor muscles in amateur road cyclists and then calculate percentages for the lateral symmetry and the functional symmetry. The 12 Spanish Elite category amateur road cyclists were assessed, through TMG, on the first days of pre-season, after a rest period of three weeks, at least 48 hours after performing any physical activity. A paired-samples t test was used to compare dominant vs. non-dominant lower limb and one way ANOVA with the Bonferroni test was applied, with muscle being taken as an independent factor. No significant differences were observed between the dominant and non-dominant leg, except in maximum radial displacement and contraction velocity of rectus femoris. The neuromuscular evaluation of the principal muscles of pedaling at the beginning of the training season may set initial values of reference in theoretical absence of fatigue. So that it because a tool that helps the coach to control and study subsequently the changes that occur due to the training loads and competition that receives the cyclist during the different training cycle of the season. Moreover, in case of muscle tendon injury would help to identify that anomalous values product of the injury and carry out the monitoring of the recovery.

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